Surgical procedures at Dublin’s three kids’s hospitals are being delayed over a respiratory virus.
The flu and winter vomiting bug have additionally brought on a surge in sufferers presenting at Emergency Departments.
Youngsters’s Well being Eire oversees companies at Our Woman’s Youngsters’s Hospital, Crumlin, Temple Avenue Hospital, and the Nationwide Youngsters’s Hospital at Tallaght.
It says all elective and routine procedures are to be restricted on the hospitals within the coming weeks.
The Irish Examiner reviews that CHI stated it was not able to substantiate the variety of procedures which have needed to be postponed but however that Crumlin and Temple Avenue are more likely to see the best influence.
CHI stated final weekend noticed a rise within the variety of younger kids and infants presenting to its emergency departments.
Yesterday morning, there have been 22 sufferers ready for admission to an inpatient mattress within the three kids’s EDs, in comparison with 11 for a similar interval final week.
RSV, a standard respiratory virus, is including to the numbers. It could actually trigger a cough or chilly in kids and adults, nevertheless it may trigger bronchiolitis in youthful kids.
Mother and father whose youngster have flu-like signs are being informed to kepp them at house and to verify they get relaxation and fluids.
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